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National Playday celebrated in Town Hall Square

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

YOUNG visitors to the city centre can take part in a range of fun activities to celebrate National Playday tomorrow.

A fun-packed family event will take place in the Town Hall Square on Wednesday (Aug 3) from 11am until 3pm. There will be a range of free activities and traditional children’s games on offer including egg and spoon races, hula-hoop challenges and a chance to hook-a-duck in the fountain.

There will also be storytelling sessions, a stay-and-play area for parents and babies, art and music workshops and Zumba dance.

The Bookbus and Streetvibe young people’s services will also support the event.

Assistant City Mayor for children, young people and schools, Cllr Sarah Russell said: “This annual event is a great way to celebrate play and the important role it has in children’s lives.

“Children learn so much through play. It is vital to healthy development and happiness and we are always pleased to support this national event.

“As ever, all activities are free and there will be lots of useful information for parents available. And for any young Pokémon Go players, it’s a perfect chance to visit the Town Hall Square Pokéstops.”

National Playday is co-ordinated by Play England and is supported by local authorities across the UK.